Teachers have a rough job. And they also have to keep a lot of the BS to themselves because they can’t exactly come right out and tell their students how much they can’t stand them, right?
That’s why this article is so good.
These teachers got personal on AskReddit and admitted the dark secrets about their jobs.
1. No surprise there
“Your parents are literally the worst part of my job.”
2. Drama, please
“Yes, I put you in a group with the kid you have a crush on intentionally. I’m stuck here with you 180 days a year — I want to see some drama.”
3. Nice try
“The weed smell doesn’t magically disappear between the parking lot and my classroom.”
4. C’mon, parents
“If your parents email a teacher and argue with them, the whole staff knows.”
5. They hear all
“We have much better hearing than you assume. We just choose our battles as it pertains to inappropriate comments.”
6. Don’t stand out
“If I know your name by the third day of a new school year, that means you’re probably an asshole.”
7. Truth bomb
“My students are the reason why I am second-guessing having my own kids.”
8. Joke’s on you
“When you think you are being genius by getting me to talk about random things at the beginning of class instead of ‘teaching.’ I’m really allowing it to happen because I don’t have enough planned to cover a full class.”
9. You stink
“I can smell you. Everyone can. Please, for the love of god, use deodorant.”
10. No one likes that
“I am no longer a teacher, but I remember several days that I felt lazy and wanted to give the class the day off. I never did because I knew the teacher’s pet would rat me out. Sometimes even the teachers don’t like the teacher’s pet.”
“A lot of us drink, smoke, and sleep around more than you do, and hearing you try to hide it as if it’s something we wouldn’t know about is richly ironic.”
12. Show some respect
“I’d let you get away with so much more if you were actually a decent person who treated others with kindness and respect. Assholes rarely get the benefit of doubt or indifference.”
13. Look busy
“One of the most valuable lessons I can teach you is to fake looking busy. If we’re supposed to be working on an assignment or reading or whatever, and you see me coming your way…at the least have a piece of paper on your desk and a pen in your hand and some shit on your paper, and then I won’t bother you.”
14. One day
“One day you’re going to come across people who are not being paid to tolerate you, and all of a sudden life is going to become considerably more difficult.”
15. Chill out
“I wish I could let my students know how dumb they look sometimes. And how they need to relax and stop taking themselves so seriously.”
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